Auction of Promises
Welcome to our online catalogue of our fantastic collection of pledges from our friends and supporters.
The auction takes place on Friday 3rd November viewing from 7pm bidding starts at 7.30pm at The Scout Hall (behind The Red Lion, Cholsey OX10 9LG) Tickets are £7.50 and include a two course meal.
If you cannot make it to the auction but would like to place a ‘proxy’ bid, email email@example.com with the number and description of the lot, your details and your maximum bid.
|Auction Lots||Kindly pledged or donated by|
|1||Durable children’s navy waterproof trousers 9-10 yrs||Emma Green|
|2||A craft activity at a child’s party – details to be agreed||Lisa Mills|
|3||Christmas Hamper of food goodies – cake, mince pies, mince meat
& marzipan fruits
|4||A pair of hand knitted socks, colour to be decided||Wendy Leverett|
|5||Handmade pair of sheepskin slippers for a child or adult in a colour of your choice
||Anna Milloy (Miss Foxglove)|
|6||A service for your bike||Paul Eccleston|
|7||Delicious Indian meal for 6||Cassie Fraser-Jones|
|8||Gorgeous outfit consisting of
‘Lily and Me’ tunic, a waterfall cardigan, a pair of leggings and a scarf
|Becky (Shaz’s sister) of Tess Clothing|
|9||Lesson to learn to fish (or learn some tips from an experienced fisherman)||Bob Wyatt|
|10||2 hours maths tutoring for children aged between Ks1 – Ks4||Lisa Mills|
|11||Ovenproof dishes from Polkadot Parsley
|12||Mexican dinner part for 6 people, cooked and delivered to your own home. Served on authentic Mexican plates and dishes. Vegetarians can be catered for.
Guacamole and salsa dips with nachos.
Sopa Azteca -a hearty soup containing tortillas, cheese, avocado, tomatoes, chilli.
Mole en poĺlo – chicken served with a mole sauce – a rich, velvety chilli chocolate sauce, topped with sesame seeds and served with Mexican rice.
|13||A trio of cakes||Gill Williams|
|14||A canoe trip on The Thames with an experienced canoeist in a Canadian Canoe||Bob Wyatt
|15||A week’s pet care (small rodent or cat…no dogs or spiders!!)||Emma Green|
|16||Two upcycled wooden garden chairs|
|17||A bottle of magic carpet stain remover||Steve Greenway|
|18||A family ticket to Birdland, Bourton on the Water||Birdland|
|19||Watercolour of Venice||Naomi Saunders|
|20||Mince pies, mulled wine and factory tour of Green unit.
Green Unit ARCs are beautiful, sustainable, modular buildings that can be adapted to your own specification and sited on a wide range of terrains. Recently seen in Nissan Electric car advert on TV
|30 minute fun drama game workshop for between 10-20 children||Lara Sharman|
|22||Bike Service||Sim Beardall-Richards|
An outdoor portrait photo shoot
|24||Want to sing? Want to improve your ? John Carrington is a local traditional folk singer and he offers a free singing lesson at your own home. To get you going or to improve your technique.||John Carrington|
|25|| One to one yoga session to be held at your house.
Vikki is a member of the traditional yoga association. She teaches hatha yoga locally.
|26||A round of golf for 4 at the Thorney Park Golf Course (http://www.thorneypark.com/).||Grundon|
|27||A set of Joy Whitby’s (Writer of PlaySchool) animated films||Joy Whitby|
|28||Cut and Finish at Forresters||Forresters, Wallingford|
1 Hour of Tui-na (twee-nah), traditional Chinese massage. A branch of traditional Chinese medicine using massage, acupressure and joint manipulation to promote good physical, and mental health. Tui-na is practiced through clothing, and without oils.
|30||5 x personalised running sessions for a beginner or intermediate runner. Could suit someone just starting out with running (e.g. a couch to 5km type) or someone who is already running, but would like help with their technique/motivation/fitness.||Sophie Keay|
|31||12 pots of chicken liver pate, one for each month||Sharon Julian|
A personalised print of your dog
|33||Beautiful reclaimed wood, handmade lamp
||Rick Whitman (Shaz’s brother)
|34||A collection of handmade greetings cards||Sharon Julian|
|35||Nixercise FLEXI-PASS costs £155, the pass gives complete freedom to join any class on any day from any venue with the exception of the hosted classes. http://nixercise.co.uk/
Nixercise is a refreshingly realistic and jargon free approach to health, fitness and nutrition which has a devoted following. Get fit and stay healthy, make friends and feel at one with nature.
|Nix of Nixercise|
|36||A framed linocut print of a fox
|37||Half a lamb, cut and packed for the freezer, to be collected in either November or January||Ray & Wendy Park
Park Butchers, Cholsey
|38||Bluebell woods – an original watercolour
|39||A day’s blacksmithing course in Yarm, Tees Valley….
Once the fires are lit and the health and safety chat out of the way we will get straight down to the business of hammering some hot steel. The day is fully hands on and as well as learning the basic principles of blacksmithing, you will make up to three items to take home with you.
| Adrian Wood
|40||Forensic taster session for 4 people to be held at Thames Valley Police HQ in Kidlington. Over 18s only and no criminal record as you will be vetted!!||Kate Casey|
|41||An Agatha Christie tour of the local area with a local historian, Tony Rayner.||Tony Rayner|
|42||A tour of West Berkshire Brewery which includes a sample of their delicious beer. The West Berkshire Brewery is a microbrewery in Yattendon, Berkshire, England. Founded in 1995 by husband and wife Dave and Helen Maggs, the brewery grew out of its original brickworks shed in Frilsham and now brews exclusively in Yattendon at a rate of 80 barrels per week||Dave & Helen Maggs|